OIE: New Outbreak Of Perkinsus Olseni Reported

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 VIET NAM - Another case of Perkinsus olseni effecting white clams has been reported to the OIE.

Shrimp farming: no small thing

September 22, 2010 - Craig Upstrom, a Weatherford farmer for 25 years, could well be the envy of farmers everywhere. ...

Scientists find explanation for global advance of shrimp virus

November 5, 2010 - White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) has a devastating impact on shrimp farming throughout the world. What makes the situation even more serious is that the virus seems to become more aggressive as the epidemic spreads, contrary to other viruses, such as...

Seminar On Certification For Small Scale Aquaculture

Monday, September 19, 2011 THAILAND - Over the last few years there has been a surge of interest in the development of certification standards for aquaculture products. Many certification schemes have been established addressing a diverse range of issues surrounding aquaculture production including environmental integrity, food safety and quality, social responsibility, animal health and welfare and other issues such as organic aquaculture. ...

First issuance of FAMI-QS/I-SF/SF Certificate now a reality

September 22, 2010 - As a result of the strong collaboration between the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the European Union (EU) Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures (FEFANA), the two organizations announced the first issuance of the...

Catch Landings Reached 1.73 Million Tonnes

Monday, September 19, 2011 VIET NAM - In August 2011, catch landings estimated at 254 thousand MT, bringing the total catch volume in the first eight months of 2011 to 1,730 thousand MT, up nearly one per cent over the same period of 2010 in which marine catch reached 1,619 thousand MT. ...

Fisheries Exports Surge To Record High

Friday, October 21, 2011 SOUTH KOREA - Exports of South Korea’s fisheries and marine products surged 31 per cent from a year earlier in the first nine months of the year, fueled by strong demand from Japan and China, said a state-run trade organisation.

National caviar to be exported to Europe, Japan and US

September 22, 2010 - Liseck S.A. are to go ahead with the construction of a farm for raising sturgeon in San Gregorio de Polanco, with an investment of around USD 5 million....

Domestic Demand for Shrimp Increasing at 18% a Year!

November 3, 2010 - Gorjan Nikolik, a senior associate in agribusiness research at Rabobank International, said domestic demand for shrimp in China is increasing at around 18 percent per year. ...

Anti-Dumping Duty On Viet Nam Shrimp Reduced

Friday, September 16, 2011 VIET NAM - According to the final result of the fifth antidumping duty administrative review (POR5) on frozen shrimp from Viet Nam in the period from 1 February 2009 to 31 January 2010, the duty reduced sharply. ...

Crab meat recalled due to possible health risks

September 22, 2010 - Hallmark Fisheries, Charleston, Oregon, are recalling several packaged crab meat products as they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes....

Fishermen Seek Help Pushing Milkfish In China

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 TAIWAN - Fishermen in Greater Tainan recently expressed their hope that the government would help increase the marketing of Taiwanese milkfish in China as they seek to move into the Chinese market. ...

Nutreco Buys Chinese Fish & Shrimp Feed Company

Thursday, October 20, 2011 CHINA - Nutreco, a global leader in animal nutrition and fish feed, announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of 100 per cent of the shares in Zhuhai Shihai Feed Co. Ltd. (Shihai), a reputable and profitable fish and shrimp feed company in China.

Indian seafood exports in July rose 22%, hit USD 170 million.

September 22, 2010 - Indian seafood exports increased by 22 per cent in July to USD 170 million, compared to USD 139 million in July 2009, due to higher US, Japanese and European demand, according to Seafood Exporters Association of India (SEAI) officials....

US catfish farmers launch commercials to pressure government

October 21, 2010 - Catfish Farmers of America (CFA) have released commercials on major television networks to pressure the Obama Administration to amend the 2008 Farm Bill so that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspects catfish in the same way it regulates oth...

Vietnam: Tra fish export prices on the rise

April 7, 2011 - (VOV) - The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) has decided to increase the price of tra fish exports to Europe and the US by US$0.2 per kg. ...

Toyota Tsusho collaborates on bluefin tuna business

September 22, 2010 - Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Kinki University have agreed to collaborate on a complete bluefin tuna culture business that will supply juveniles to fish farmers. Also, Toyota Tsusho has established a company for the intermediate breeding of larva for...

BAP Certifies First Pangasius Facilities

March 30, 2011 - VIET NAM - Best Aquaculture Practices has further advanced as the leading certification programme for aquaculture by certifying its first facilities for Pangasius production. ...

China’s Farm Produce Prices Down

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 CHINA - Farm produce prices in China fell in the week ending 16 October compared to the previous week, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said in a report released yesterday.

Chilean salmon producer partners with SFP for strategic plan

September 22, 2010 - Chilean salmon and trout producer Multiexport Foods will work with Seattle-based Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) to develop a comprehensive sustainable seafood strategy for its farmed fish operations....